Thank You & My Staff Transition!

by Ivette Alé

It is with a lot of excitement and some sadness that I’m writing to let you all know that I will be transitioning out of my position as CURB’s Statewide Co-Coordinator at the end of May. I have had different roles as Organizer, Coordinator, and Staff Trainer in CURB for the past 4 ½ years.…



For Immediate Release: California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions

by Ivette Alé

For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra, (916) 442-1036 x613, dvieyra@acluca.org California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions Critics Say Long Sentences Failed to Reduce Drug Sales, Exacerbated Racial Disparities in Sentencing, Crippled State and Local Budgets Sacramento, CA — The California Senate took a step to address…



CURB remembers Rose Braz

by Ivette Alé

CURB members are celebrating the life and mourning the loss of one of our movement leaders, Rose Braz. Rose was a co-founder of CURB, Critical Resistance, Justice Now and other organizations that sought to build a strong opposition to policing and incarceration throughout California and nationally. Rose was a comrade in this fight to many,…



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CA Prison Spending Soars to All Time High in Governor’s May Budget Revise

by Ivette Alé

MEDIA CONTACT: Ivette Alé, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Ivette@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento — This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 revised budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.4 billion (2017-18), up from $10.6 billion last year (2016-17). Brown’s increase in corrections spending falls out of step with the will…



Join LANMJ this Mother’s Day!

by Ivette Alé

As CURB and the LA No More Jails coalition continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County, we’re also uplifting our women and their families at our annual LANMJ Mother’s Day Commemoration at Lynwood Jail. At last year’s event, families were given the opportunity to share…



Join us tomorrow: Tell the governor to invest in people, not prisons

by Ivette Alé

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis. But in this year’s budget summary, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction. Among the alarming moves, the budget: increases $500 million for state corrections increases $1.5 million for local community corrections…



#CABudget Battle: Stop CDCR Construction Plans!

by Ivette Alé

CURB and member organizations are continuing to put pressure on the budget committees to fully implement Prop. 57 with our full recommendations in mind. They are listening and they are feeling the pressure.  Tomorrow, April 26th, the Senate Budget Committee will be discussing CDCR’s Capital Outlay Plan which includes the conversion of Pelican Bay into Level…